ABC’s “No Ordinary Family” Picked Up for the Season

Comic book meets ordinary life seems to be working:  ABC has ordered a full season of the drama “No Ordinary Family.” 

Along with other networks, ABC announced the status of several of its shows earlier this week.  Other new shows that are being picked up on the network include the sitcom “Better With You,” about three couples in different stages of their relationships; and “Detroit 1-8-7,” which takes a look at the world of Detroit homicide detectives. The veteran show “Brothers and Sisters” will also stick around for the rest of the season.

As of yesterday, the legal drama “The Whole Truth” has been cancelled.  The move does not come as a surprise, since ratings were struggling; speculation had already been made that it would not return for the latter part of the season.

“The Whole Truth” joins “My Generation” as the second ABC show cancelled. The axe fell on “My Generation” after only two episodes.

The network had already ordered an addtional four scripts for “No Ordinary Family,” which was a good sign that the show would last the remainder of the season.

The show, centered around an average family who, after a plane crash in the Amazon, develops superpowers (think “The Incredibles” in real life), has performed decently for ABC in a tough slot:  8 p.m. Tuesdays at 8 p.m., opposite Fox’s incredibly popular “Glee” and CBS mainstay “NCIS.”

“No Ordinary Family” stars Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Romany Malco, and Autumn Reeser. Greg Berlanti, Jon Harmon Feldman, David Semel and Morgan Wandell produce the show. Check out a No Ordinary Family trailer here.



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